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Marlee Matlin


Marlee Beth Matlin was in Morton Grove, Illinois, to Libby (Hammer) and Donald Matlin, an automobile dealer. She has two older brothers. Her family is of Russian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent. Marlee lost much of her hearing at the age of eighteen months. That did not stop her from acting in a children's theater company at age seven; she was ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Children of a Lesser God
(1986)
The One I Love
The One I Love Diner Patron
(2014)
Picket Fences
Picket Fences Mayor Laurie Bey / Laurie Bey
(1993-1996)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
(2004-2005)

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 2018 Quantico (TV Series)
Jocelyn Turner
- Heaven's Fall (2018) ... Jocelyn Turner
- The Blood of Romeo (2018) ... Jocelyn Turner
- Spy Games (2018) ... Jocelyn Turner
- Hell's Gate (2018) ... Jocelyn Turner
- Fear and Flesh (2018) ... Jocelyn Turner
 2018 This Close (TV Series)
- The Chances (2018)
 2017-2018 The Magicians (TV Series)
Harriet
- Six Short Stories About Magic (2018) ... Harriet
- Poached Eggs (2018) ... Harriet
- Be the Penny (2018) ... Harriet
- The Tales of the Seven Keys (2018) ... Harriet
- We Have Brought You Little Cakes (2017) ... Harriet
 2018 Gone (TV Series)
Miss Finley
- Romans (2018) ... Miss Finley
 2011-2017 Switched at Birth (TV Series)
Melody Bledsoe
- Long Live Love (2017) ... Melody Bledsoe
- Memory (The Heart) (2017) ... Melody Bledsoe
- Relation of Lines and Colors (2017) ... Melody Bledsoe
- The Call (2017) ... Melody Bledsoe
- And Always Searching for Beauty (2015) ... Melody Bledsoe
 2012-2017 Family Guy (TV Series)
Stella
- Peter's Def Jam (2017) ... Stella (voice)
- The Most Interesting Man in the World (2014) ... Stella (voice)
- Secondhand Spoke (2014) ... Stella (voice)
- Peter Problems (2014) ... Stella (voice)
- The Blind Side (2012) ... Stella (voice)
 2016 Code Black (TV Series)
Kathy Byrne
- Ave Maria (2016) ... Kathy Byrne
 2014/II Some Kind of Beautiful
Cindy
 2014 Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Annie Jump Cannon
- Sisters of the Sun (2014) ... Annie Jump Cannon (voice)
 2014 The One I Love
Diner Patron
 2013 Foreclosed (Video)
Ally Turner
 2012 Excision
Amber
 2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Professor Julia Holden
- The Two Mrs. Grissoms (2011) ... Professor Julia Holden
 2007-2009 The L Word (TV Series)
Jodi Lerner
- Last Word (2009) ... Jodi Lerner
- Last Couple Standing (2009) ... Jodi Lerner
- Lactose Intolerant (2009) ... Jodi Lerner (credit only)
- Litmus Test (2009) ... Jodi Lerner (credit only)
- Leaving Los Angeles (2009) ... Jodi Lerner (credit only)
 2008 Sweet Nothing in My Ear (TV Movie)
Laura Miller
 2008 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Barbara Shapiro
- Magda and Jeff (2008) ... Barbara Shapiro
 2007 Baby Einstein: My First Signs (Video short)
Sign Language Instructor
 2006-2007 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Ruby Whitlow
- The Trial (2007) ... Ruby Whitlow
- Born a Gamblin Man (2006) ... Ruby Whitlow
- Sticks & Stones (2006) ... Ruby Whitlow
 2006 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Gina Mitchum
- Silent Night (2006) ... Gina Mitchum
 2000-2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
Joey Lucas
- Requiem (2006) ... Joey Lucas
- The Mommy Problem (2005) ... Joey Lucas
- The Ticket (2005) ... Joey Lucas
- Opposition Research (2005) ... Joey Lucas
- The Benign Prerogative (2004) ... Joey Lucas
 2006 What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole (Documentary)
Amanda
 2005 Baby Einstein: Baby Wordsworth (Video short) (voice)
 2004-2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Dr. Amy Solwey
- Parts (2005) ... Dr. Amy Solwey
- Painless (2004) ... Dr. Amy Solwey
 2005 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Alisa Stevens
- There Won't Be Trumpets (2005) ... Alisa Stevens
 2004 What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (Documentary)
Lead
 2004 I'm with Her (TV Series)
Marlee Matlin
 2002-2003 Blue's Clues (TV Series)
Marlee the Librarian / Librarian
- Our Neighborhood Festival (2003) ... Marlee the Librarian
- Blue's Book Nook (2002) ... Librarian
 2003 The Division (TV Series)
Ann Polton
- Testimonial (2003) ... Ann Polton
 2001 Askari
Paula McKinley
 2001 Kiss My Act (TV Movie)
Casey
 2001 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series)
Lindsay Warren
- Orphans (2001) ... Lindsay Warren
 2000 The Practice (TV Series)
Sally Berg
- Life Sentence (2000) ... Sally Berg
 1999 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Eliza Spears
- An Impartial Bias (1999) ... Eliza Spears
 1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
Teacher
- The Perfect Dog (1999) ... Teacher
 1999 Where the Truth Lies (TV Movie)
Dana Sue Lacey
 1999 Two Shades of Blue
Beth McDaniels
 1999 ER (TV Series)
Sign Language Instructor
- The Storm: Part 1 (1999) ... Sign Language Instructor
 1999 In Her Defense
Jane Claire
 1999 Freak City (TV Movie)
Cassandra
 1999 When Justice Fails
Katy Wesson
 1997 Spin City (TV Series)
Sarah
- Deaf Becomes Her (1997) ... Sarah
 1997 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Marlee Matlin
- The Book (1997) ... Marlee Matlin
 1997 Dead Silence (TV Movie)
Melanie Charrol
 1996 Snitch
Cindy
 1993-1996 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Mayor Laurie Bey / Laurie Bey
- Liver Let Die (1996) ... Mayor Laurie Bey
- Bye-Bye, Bey-Bey (1996) ... Mayor Laurie Bey
- Snow Exit (1996) ... Mayor Laurie Bey
- This Little Piggy (1995) ... Mayor Laurie Bey
- Down the Tubes (1995) ... Mayor Laurie Bey
 1996 It's My Party
Daphne Stark
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Jennifer Winter
- The Message (1995) ... Jennifer Winter
 1995 Sweet Justice (TV Series)
Brianna Holland
- Pledges (1995) ... Brianna Holland
 1994 Adventures in Wonderland (TV Series)
April Hare
- The Sound and the Furry (1994) ... April Hare
 1994 Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story (TV Movie)
Carrie Buck
 1993 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Laura
- The Lip Reader (1993) ... Laura
 1991-1993 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Asst. Dist. Atty. Tess Kaufman
- Trust Me on This: Part 2 (1993) ... Asst. Dist. Atty. Tess Kaufman
- Trust Me on This: Part 1 (1993) ... Asst. Dist. Atty. Tess Kaufman
- The Ties That Bind: Part 2 (1993) ... Asst. Dist. Atty. Tess Kaufman
- The Ties That Bind: Part 1 (1993) ... Asst. Dist. Atty. Tess Kaufman
- Wish You Were Here (1993) ... Asst. Dist. Atty. Tess Kaufman
 1993 Hear No Evil
Jillian Shanahan
 1992 The Player
Marlee Matlin
 1991 The Linguini Incident
Jeanette
 1991 L'homme au masque d'or
María
 1989 Bridge to Silence (TV Movie)
Peggy Lawrence
 1987 Walker
Ellen Martin
 1986 Children of a Lesser God
Sarah Norman
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Publicity Listings:

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

In response to a new 2006 PBS censorship policy requiring additional visual pixelization for the deaf of recognizable lip movements of sworn words: All I can say is I've been reading the lips of bleeped-out words, angry baseball players, and stoned-out rock stars on awards shows for years and it's been hilarious. Everyone is always asking me what the bleeped-out parts are saying. Just say no to ... See more »

Trivia:

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1986" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 38. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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